“Quisiera subrayar” (I would like to emphasise) is Spanish street artist and illustrator Daniel ‘San’ Muñoz newest mural created for the Cáceres Abierto project curated by Jorge Díez Acón in the city of Cáceres in Spain.

According to the artist the work questions the city’s spaces dedicated exclusively to art, by contrasting the ephemeral nature of the mural with what he calls  the typical “architectonic cult” of the tourism of the are, and the lightness of the drawing compared to the heavy nature of the wall on which it has been painted.
The mural depicts a series of handmade posters and pamphlets whose texts and images has been replaced with new messages, symbolic information that establishes a parallel to the kind of information we usually find in them (tarot, yoga courses, missing pets, etc …)

As expressed by Daniel, the idea behind this new piece is to initiate a dialogue or discussion by presenting a set of concerns and challenges confronted by public art today. That is, “the relationship between the artwork and the public, its monumental power, the access to images, the contemplative versus the informative, the current function of painting and the limits of individual discourse.” Certainly an interesting and thought-provoking piece.

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Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.